Monday, December 20, 2010

Chirstmas sweets Victoria style

Victoria is a tradition bound city with a strong British background and it shows up in its two famous sweetshops:  Rogers Chocolates and Murchies tea room and bakery.  During the week before Christmas these two places are usually mobbed with people buying Rogers' signature chocolates in the historic store that's been in operation at the same location for over 100 years or stopping for tea and cake at Murchie's while Christmas shopping.

I went early enough this morning that I was able to beat the crowd and purchased a Rogers Victoria Cream chocolate for a friend.

Then I drifted over to Murchie's to see what was on offer.  Their specialty is cakes that look something like this.

For me this has to be eye candy because if I were to have something like this in my fridge I wouldn't be able to stop thinking about it...until it was all gone!  But Christmas is a time for sweets so I'm heading off now to make a batch of traditional Scottish shortbread.

To see more photos of seasonal sweets take a look at Nine Muses Musing today.


  1. Thanks for taking us on a little shopping trip in your lovely city. That specialty cake looks fabulous! A work of art. Happy Holidays.

  2. Mmmm, white chocolate mousse ?!?

    Could go for a little of that right about now !

  3. joanna those pictures are crazy-making!!! as a little boy i sued to stare into the window of the bakery next door and eventually they'd relent and give me day old meringues or whatever they had that was going off or hard! i still love lovely food displays like this. thanks for sharing. steven

  4. The sweetshops are wonderful. So festive.
    The cakes remind me of the fabulous Christmas decorated cakes in the Japanese Bakeries.
    I am not a "sweets" person but that specialty cake at Murchie's makes me want to eat it now !

    I love the tour of your City....
    Thanks so much.

    cheers, parsnip

  5. Looks like a wonderful city! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  6. The entire store looks like candy for the eyes.


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